"LinkedIn ninja," "networking sage," "extremely knowledgeable and personable," and "super easy to work with," are just some of the ways Sandy's been described by clients and audience members. In 2010, Inc.com listed her book, "I'm at a Networking Event--Now What???" as the #1 pick on their Business Book Wish List, and since then she been actively sought as a business networking, LinkedIn and professional banding expert by event organizers and the media. Her audiences leave feeling energized and empowered by her practical advice, humor and motivating, "You've got this!" approach. Sandy's passionate about making connections matter because she believes that beyond self-promotion, networking both online as well as offline builds community and creates healthier and stronger business environments. Sandy helps small business owners, solo entrepreneurs and corporate executives generate more opportunities through an epic online presence and noteworthy professional brand. More at belladomain.com.
Industry Expertise (3)
Professional Training and Coaching
Areas of Expertise (7)
Personal / Corporate Branding
Personal & Professional Networking
LinkedIn Live Keynote Speaker (professional)
Handpicked by LinkedIn to be the business marketing speaker at their LinkedIn Live in Silicon Valley, November 2014.
I'm at a Networking Event--Now What??? chosen as the #1 pick on the Inc.com 2010 Business Book Wish List (professional)
My networking book on Inc.com's 2010 Gift Guide: http://bit.ly/inc1110
University of Chicago: N/A, Film & Media Studies
- Wisdom 2.0
- PIF Party
Katina Rigall Zipay, Creative Director | Classic Exhibits Inc.
Sandy is the ultimate professional speaker, so engaging, well-spoken and passionate about sharing her expertise for networking, mentoring and building a personal brand. I hired Sandy as our special guest speaker for the Women In Exhibitions networking breakfast event at ExhibitorLIVE 2019, and her presentation was on point for our group as we work to establish a mentorship program. Many of the 150 women in attendance raved about Sandy and stood in line to talk to her afterward. Her bright and outgoing personality made working with her easy and fun. You are in very capable hands if you hire Sandy as a speaker for your event!
Walid E. Malouf, Senior Director, North America - Career Education and Corporate Partnerships | Hult International Business School
Sandy ran several workshops for our Masters and MBA students during Hult's landmark Career Bootcamps. The fact that her style, content, and messages resonated with students hailing from 120 different countries is a testament to her skill as a facilitator and subject matter expert. I highly recommend her services to anyone ready to level up their social brand.
Kristen Crawford, VP Strategic Accounts | ProKarma
Sandy was invited to ProKarma’s AnnualGlobal Summit as a guest speaker. She provided valuable insight into the trends in social selling and focused on maximizing how to best set-up and use LinkedIn. She has an in-depth knowledge and was able to keep the audience engaged by keeping the presentation interactive. The entire group came away with valuable information and we are already seeing a nice benefit in a short period of time. I would recommend her to anyone looking to learn valuable LinkedIn techniques.
Nov Omana, CEO/Board Member | Oracle HCM User Group 2012 Global Conference
As advisor to a large membership association Board of Directors, I recommended Sandy to provide a networking tutorial to our members. Her very personable approach and highly informative content gave our members a practical approach to networking at our most recent conference. The comments from them ranged from "outstanding presentation" to "learned a new skill that I put to work immediately at the conference." Sandy has a very easy going presentation style that brings the art of networking to people who were too shy to approach others. I have seen it work to tremendous effectiveness.
Patty Farmer, Career Counselor at Seattle Pacific University | Learning to Love LinkedIn
Sandy provided an excellent presentation on LinkedIn for the Center for Career & Callings Major & Career Exploration class consisting of 43 freshman & sophomore students at Seattle Pacific University. She engaged the students and tailored her presentation to their level and familiarity with social networking mediums. She gave very specific examples that allowed students to easlily understand the many benefits of using LinkedIn for networking and job search. The results were outstanding.
Shelley Tomberg,, VP Sales and Marketing | Columbia Hospitality
Sandy provided our Columbia Hospitality sales directors with training in LinkedIn. She was extremely helpful in explaining and demonstrating various ways LinkedIn can help our sales team find appropriate business connections. She also provided the training with an uplifting tone that kept everyone engaged and excited about learning.
Carol Zizzo, Principal | Henley Leadership Group
Henley Leadership Group just finished a two hour Linked In training with Sandy. We learned so much! If you starting using LinkedIn because you knew you should, but didn’t fully understand how to make it work for you – take this training. Sandy makes it easy, interactive and practical. You will be amazed at all the little things you can do to make LinkedIn work for the results you want. We are excited to put her suggestions into action and realize the results!
Sandra Clark, Programs Director | Women in Consulting
Thanks so much for your willingness to talk to WIC this week. I loved the audience’s reaction to you – though they’re always welcoming, I don’t usually hear such immediate laughter and warmth from this audience, but you had them from the very start. I had a number of people come up and thank me for bringing you to speak and /or saying how much they enjoyed your talk.
Jeffrey B. Mullins, Senior Vice President | ACS, A Xerox Company (formerly Affiliated Computer Services, Inc.)
I recently attended a webinar where Sandy was the guest speaker and presented "12 Steps to Effective Networking". I found Sandy's presentation very insightful as she provided helpful tips and creatively fielded a number of challenging questions from the audience. I will very diligently try to apply Sandy's suggestions in my own professional and personal networking activities. Thanks for all the good ideas Sandy. You're obviously a real pro on all things networking.
Media Appearances (1)
Sandy on Silicon Valley Business with Oscar Garcia of the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce in Silicon Valley
Silicon Valley Business tv
CCO of Bella Domain Media, Sandy Jones-Kaminski, shares challenges she's faced as a solo entrepreneur and small business owner in this SVB interview with host, Oscar Garcia of the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce. More at http://www.belladomainmedia.com or via Twitter: @sandyjk
Event Appearances (9)
SVAHU workshop: Leveraging social media to grow your business, Oct 2016
Bringing Social Media to Your Health Insurance Agency Santa Clara, CA
I’ve Been Using LinkedIn–Now What???
ProVisors regional meeting San Ramon, CA
Marketing: Leveraging LinkedIn to Elevate Your Brand, Generate Leads and Grow Your Business
LinkedIn Live Silicon Valley, CA
Cultivating Connections at CRTRA 2013 & Beyond
CRTRA Annual Conference Chicago, IL
LinkedIn for Personal Branding
San Francisco Professional Career Network San Francisco, CA
Newbie Networking Workshop
BlogHer '13 Chicago, IL
Cultivating Connections and Networking Effectively at OHUG 2012 Global Conference
Oracle HCM User Group Global Conference 2012 Las Vegas, NV
12 Rules of Effective Networking: Making Your Connections Matter
San Francisco Professional Career Network Evening Program San Francisco, CA
12 Rules of Effective Networking: Making Connections Matter
Women In Consulting General Meeting Menlo Park, CA
Sample Talks (1)
Leveraging LinkedIn for Business or Career
Sandy offers a 60-90 minute jam-packed presentation where she guides attendees on a deep dive into a maximized profile and presence on LinkedIn. Worldwide, there are over 347M (and counting) people with a profile on LinkedIn. Most of us created a profile hoping to build relationships, promote our brands, grow our networks and attract new clients or opportunities, but are you truly and effectively leveraging this tool to accomplish all these things? Sandy's a social selling maven and will show you how!
- Workshop Leader
- Author Appearance
- Corporate Training
Personal branding is always a hot topic, so I thought I’d use this post to share some of the ways that you can use LinkedIn to cultivate and reinforce your personal brand. First off, let’s agree that your personal brand represents how you market yourself to the world. It’s what comes to mind when people you know think of you, and it tells folks you don’t know what you represent, offer or are a go-to person for.....more.
What Should You NOT Do at a Networking Event?
1) Don’t Be Business Card Commando
If you are a compulsive business card collector, please stop it. Handing out your business card to 50 people you talked to for about thirty seconds each, not only makes you look self-serving and desperate, it also sends off a clear message that you’re most likely going to spam people with your newsletter, resume or webinar invites. This means you and your communications are likely to be considered spam and sent to a place that will get you blacklisted in more ways than one. There was a guy in Chicago....more.